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300 hectare blaze in Bamganie

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Bushfire

  6.14 PM 4 January, 2018

Location: District 7 News

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This afternoon (4 January) firefighters battled a large grass and scrub fire in Bamganie.

Crews were called to the incident on Henderson’s Road shortly before 3.00pm.

CFA firefighters are working together with the assistance of Strike Teams and 3x helitak to battle the blaze which was on private property.

District 7 Operations Officer said the fire was approximately 300 hectares in size and one piece of farming machinery was lost.

“The fire is not yet under control,” Mr Alcock said.

“Our fire crews worked extremely well together to contain the fires edge.

“Fortunately there were no injuries.

“Crews will be on scene for an extended period of time blacking out, cleaning up and monitoring hotspots.

“This is timely reminder for people to prepare and be careful, especially as we are expecting some severe weather across the state across the next few days.”

Over 28 CFA vehicles from Bannockburn, Meredith, Geelong, Corio, Belmont, Rokewood, Lovely Banks, Barunah North, Shelford, Mount Mercer, Morrisons, Meredith, Teesdale, Stonehaven, Maude, Lethbridge, Inverleigh, Geelong West, Little River, Winchelsea Group, Leigh Group and Lara were in attendance.

“We would like to urge the community to stay aware this weekend and never rely on one source to receive emergency warnings and information,” Mr Alcock said.

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Last Updated: 04 January 2018